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This show has been commercially released as Dick's Picks, Vol. 10
Mind Wondrin -
Subject: Hello. Do you have NYE runs in a can?
The second of a four-out of five-day run of possibly the best NYE run ever, this isn't the best show of the run (look to the following night) and yet it is awesome and has the single greatest examples of certain songs.
1st Set: A-
2nd Set: B
4 1/2 Stars
Straight out of the box is one of the greatest Jack Straws ever. Minglewood is also one of the greatest in band history. From Tennessee to Promised Land is just incredible. The 2nd set starts with a Bertha that has no equal and Sunrise matches 6/08/77 for two best-ever. But playing starts to drop off after Drums. The encore is below average for '77 (only Keith really shines). That and the show being in the shadow of the following night prevent this from being a true 5-star show. The show was released on DP#10.
The whole first set plus Bertha, Good Lovin, Sunrise, China>Rider>Doll.
quite possibly the best terrapin i've ever heard.
Subject: one of those magical nights
This was one of those legendary nights. 1977 was a stong year for the boys..a lot of strong , very electric shows. All during the fall tour we heard hints of China Cat & hoped it'd be brought back. Candace told us, between sets, that indeed China Cat had been played that night during the sound check. At least that's what I remember through the psychedelic haze that seemed to envelope Winterland that nite. I remember Weir & Garcia leaving the stage while Phil stayed on during Drums/space. We hoped they were cooking up something good. When we heard the first notes of China Cat the place practically exploded. China-Rider-China Doll was a great moment & helped us to believe that any song could be brought back at any time. This show far outshone New Years & the rest of that Winterland run.